Mindfulness: How the Science and Practice of Awareness Improves Well-Being and Performance

November 14, 2014 | 7:30am – 11:30am
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care | 93 Worcester Street, Wellesley, MA



Mindfulness: How the Science and Practice of Awareness Improves Well-Being and Performance

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Faculty:

Judson Brewer, MD, PhD


Judson Brewer
, MD, PhD, is the Director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness and associate professor in medicine and psychiatry at UMass Medical School. He is also adjunct faculty at Yale University, and a research affiliate at MIT. A psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for addictions, Brewer has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for addictions, including both in-person and app-based treatments. He has published numerous articles, spoken at international conferences, presented to the US President’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, been featured at TEDx, Time magazine, Forbes, Businessweek, NPR and the BBC among others. He writes a blog for The Huffington Post.

 

Tara Healey


Tara Healey
is Program Director for Mindfulness-Based Learning at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. In addition to holding an M.Ed. in Health Education and having over twenty years experience in organizational development, Tara is a longtime practitioner of mindfulness meditation and an advocate for the health benefits associated with its practice. Equipped with many years of practice experience and guidance at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, Tara is the architect of Harvard Pilgrim’s innovative program adapting the principles of mindfulness meditation to a corporate environment. The comprehensive suite of mindfulness courses developed at Harvard Pilgrim have been conducted at companies in a variety of different industries, including high tech, health care, finance, and higher education. Additionally, Tara has been a featured presenter at numerous conferences, domestic and abroad. Most recently Tara has expanded Harvard Pilgrim’s mindfulness program to include e-learning resources, as well as live online classes.

 

Planning Committee

Angelique Sobol, BA
Communications Specialist
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

 

Karen Salvato, BA
Clinical Programs Specialist
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

 

Jamesie Gifford
Manager, Employer Programming
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

 

Jennifer Rollo, RPh, CDE
Clinical Programs Specialist
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

 

Jon Roberts, MA
Program Manager, Mindfulness Based Learning
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

 

Lauren Koretzki, MPH
Director of Wellness Strategy & Innovation
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

 

Lydia Bernstein, MPH
Director, Clinical Programs
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

 

Sheila-Beth Leonard MS, RN
Clinical Training and Development
Care and Disease Management
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

 

Tami Ireland, MPH
Director, Population Health Improvement
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care